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Happiness and Health

New Year, New You

Marilyn Tam | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

A new you calls for a new approach. Releasing and discarding things and thoughts that no longer serve you will free you to be more productive, creative and happy.

Kathleen Buckstaff: Secrets of Happiness

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Kathleen Buckstaff

It was reunion weekend at Stanford University. The opening talk was a roundtable discussion held in the basketball arena. Katie Couric was the host, a...

Being Happy Can Help Heart Patients Get Healthy -- So Can Cardiac Rehab

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Smile. And if you are a heart disease survivor, smile again. As simple as it sounds, new research shows there really is a connection between a positive attitude and heart health.

The Simple Habits Of Happy People

Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living

While there's no one-size-fits-all prescription for happiness (though it does seem we're getting closer), there are some habits common to those with a...

Appreciate the Moment

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Appreciation is one of the simplest foods for the soul, but one that many people neglect. We get so wrapped up in things like work, school, relationships and social obligations that we often take the good things in life for granted.

How Positive Thinking Can Make You An All-Around Better Person

James Clear | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Positive thinking isn't just a soft and fluffy feel-good term. Yes, it's great to simply "be happy," but those moments of happiness are also critical for opening your mind to explore and build the skills that become so valuable in other areas of your life.

The Future of Leadership

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Today as you celebrate this major milestone in your life and commence a new stage of your life journey, I ask you to reflect on the gift of life itself. And life, in essence, is nothing but awareness.

In All Undue Seriousness

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Bhaerman

Thank goodness we've been able to laugh, because the perspective of humor has given us cheerfulness in the face of challenge, has made us more flexible and resilient, and it's given us the courage to face life and make necessary changes.

Self-Doubt Destroys the Heart, Mind, Body and Soul

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Self-doubt is one of the major obstacles to living the life you truly deserve. This unhealthy food for the soul drags down your spirit, crushes your ambitions, and prevents you from achieving all that you can.

7 Ways Laughter Can Improve Your Relationship

Pragito Dove | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

When we laugh we become more vulnerable and approachable. We fall into trust and drop our defenses, becoming more willing to be flexible, and accepting. This helps toward preventing or stopping conflicts.

Happiness: The Ultimate Currency

Kripalu | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

A human being, like a business, makes profits and suffers losses. For a human being, however, the ultimate currency is not money, nor is it any external measure, such as fame, fortune, or power.

Why You Should Cultivate Gratitude Every Single Day

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Gratitude reminds you of what truly matters in life. It is all too easy to get caught up in day-to-day stresses and take for granted the things that are important to us. If you remind yourself each day of the things you are thankful for, you begin to focus more on the important and less on the superficial.

Humor As A Spiritual Practice

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

The beauty of using humor and keeping a sense of lightness and playfulness in our life is that it helps us deal with life as it is -- the ups and downs, the unexpected changes, and the frustrations we may encounter.

40 Ways To Find Joy In Your Everyday Life

MeiMei Fox | Posted 03.11.2013 | GPS for the Soul
MeiMei Fox

No. 28 on this list sounds pretty good right about now. So does No. 37.

Why A Dose Of Laughter Is Your Best-Bet Prescription

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Energy comes from humor. However, each of us, even the crotchety, must locate our sense of what's funny, raucous or wry. Although jokes often elude me, I really respond to the spontaneous comedy of life itself.

Fortune Cookie Wisdom: How Little Words Make A Big Difference

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

Optimism has been shown to be an important part of good health and wellness. Without such sparks of inspiration or encouragement we can tend to forget that life can be more than just the daily grind of work and responsibility.

One Trick That Can Get You Through Almost Anything

Lorna Bright | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Lorna Bright

This year made me realize that I've accumulated a whole arsenal of wonderfully powerful tools and techniques that can help me through difficult times if I choose to use them. Things like prayer and faith, meditation and yoga, music, vitamins, love, persistence, honesty, communication, and trust.

The Happiness Agenda in America

J.B. Brocato, JD, CPC | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
J.B. Brocato, JD, CPC

Will America heed the happiness call, buttressed by increasing research into the causes of happiness, and set a new public and personal agenda in this country, namely greater attention to increasing our happiness and decreasing our misery?

Catherine Pearson

Could This Be The Secret To A Healthy Heart?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Researchers have made great strides in developing drugs and technologies to improve heart health, but the key to a healthy ticker may be far simpler. ...